At Bournemouth University we want you to have an outstanding and personalised student experience. We do this by providing excellent teaching, facilities, professional practice, work placements and real-life consultancy projects.

Bournemouth University has a strong professional focus as well as ensuring high standards in academic excellence and graduate employability. We believe placements significantly increase your employability, and at BU every student has the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of their course, whether that is a 40 week placement as part of a four-year degree course, or smaller four-week placements within a three year degree.

We currently have more students on work placement than any other university in Great Britain, and therefore are extremely well prepared to offer you a great range of different and exciting placement opportunities.  In the past our students have worked for a wide range of large international companies as well as smaller family run firms, these include: Disney, BBC, Sky, IBM, Panasonic, Chelsea Football Club, Olympic Developments Committee, Framestore Animation and many more.

BU values creativity, innovation, partnership and enterprise and offers somewhere to learn and socialise that is friendly, professional, inclusive and supportive. We are large enough to offer our students diversity, yet small enough for you feel part of a friendly and thriving cosmopolitan community.

What's more, we recently became the first UK university to have achieved a 'commended' judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the highest award possible. This demonstrates our commitment to providing you with high quality learning opportunities.

We're also proud that in the recent REF (2014), 96% of our research was rated as internationally excellent.


location of

Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 0.9 miles away

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Bournemouth University

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One Favourable

studied BSc Archaeology at Bournemouth University and says:

Overall it was a positive expierience.

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One Critical

studied Geography BSc (Hons) at Bournemouth University and says:

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Bournemouth University

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 88th

*Source: Times Good University Guide 2015

Student stats

Source: HESA, 2013 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)
  • 72 : 28Full time: Part time
  • 94 : 6UK: International
  • 73 : 27Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 55 : 45School Leavers : Mature students
  • 14,910Total undergraduate students

Graduate prospects

Source: DLHE, 2014 (note: only applies to first year full time students)
  • 92% % in job or further study